The Dordogne, Limousin & the Lot drinking and nightlife

Bar in Domme


The main reason to stop in at L’Esplanade is for a terrace drink in Domme as the sun sets over the Dordogne with mind-boggling valley views. Teetering on the edge of the village ramparts, the hotel (double €100 to €…
Bar in Bergerac

Le Plus Que Parfait

Cleverly located across the street from the Imperfect, the lively Pluperfect serves up a winning selection of Belgian brews, cocktails and the occasional live concert.
Brewery in Limoges

Brasserie Michard

Absolutely heaving come nightfall, this cavernous brasserie brews four beers, all under €5 a pint. Happy hour blurs into dinner once the flammekueche (Alsatian pizza; €6.90-7.40) arrives.
Wine Bar in Limoges


Small and sophisticated, this wine bar is considerably more grown-up than many of Limoges' drinking options. There are some 200 bottles to choose from, as well as 20 wines by the glass.
Bar in Limoges

Le Duc Étienne

Hip little bar supplying beers and late-night coffee to a pre-club crowd. In summer, punters spill onto the terrace in front of Église St-Aurélien.
Wine Bar in Cahors

Le Dousil

Stop by this convivial bar à vins to sample a glass of the local Malbec paired with French tapas (snails!) to nibble on.
Teahouse in Périgueux


Time for a lemon-and-sugar crêpe break? This cosy spot serves nearly 50 varieties of tea alongside sweet and savory snacks.
Wine Bar in Périgueux

Le Chai Bordin

Convivial hole-in-the-wall crammed with wines.
Bar in Sarlat-la-Canéda

La Lune Poivre

Sidle up to the copper bar at this local hang-out with great cocktails and occasional live music.